Senior Manager Impacts and Evaluation
The Learning Enrichment Foundation Toronto Metro area
116 Industry Street
closes in 5 days (Fri, 1 Oct) full time - term / contract
Senior Manager -Impacts and Evaluation 1 yr. Maternity Leave Contract
The Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) is a not-for-profit (with a social enterprise mindset) that provides a multidisciplinary and holistic set of supports for members of our community including those who are: in transition, new to Canada, out of the workforce, and a host of other individual circumstances. We currently knit together Settlement Services, Child Care, Employment Supports, Skills Training, and Language Training.
Those who have joined LEF have found that there is value in the little things as they can have the most impact. For over 40 years, it is through supporting and empowering individuals and families, (indeed the community as a whole) that we achieve our goals.
LEF is a continuously growing organization and as such, any candidate hired into this position should find opportunities for a rewarding career with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Within LEF, we value on-going learning for our teams. All members are provided professional learning opportunities to build and foster skills, promoting leadership skills in each individual.For more information about the Learning Enrichment Foundation, please visit our website at www.lefca.org
The Sr. Manager Impacts and Evaluation acts as a catalyst of LEF’s strategic priorities including responsive growth, knowledge sharing, and strengthening of foundational systems. This position will have a split in terms of time spent both managing current programs and supporting the development of new programs. This position will strengthen LEF’s capacity for grant writing, research, reflection, planning, focusing on program quality measurement and improvement, administrative efficiencies, leveraging the strengths of staff, and strategy implementation. This position will also oversee LEF Skills Advancement Training, Employment, Internationally Trained Professionals, and Employer Engagement programs and support the incubation of new projects.
To be successful in this role, the Sr. Manager will need to try ideas and new approaches to our work, which means taking risks, learning from failures and working with others to document successes.
This is a people management role and thus a focus on team development and engagement is essential to program and client success.
Oversees various aspects of Skills Advancement Training, Employment, Internationally Trained Professionals, and Employer Engagement programs including outreach, intake, delivery, partnerships, group activities, record keeping, evaluation of client’s progress, as well as staff supervision and professional development.
Works with managers to ensure services are aligned with LEF’s vision, community needs and funders’ requirements
Manages funders’ relationships
Leads the incubation of new projects, captures and shares learning when required.
Works with key partners in the development and delivery of projects and programs.
Leads direct reports through thoughtful coaching and mentoring by providing appropriate support, development opportunities, recognition, challenge and motivation for the team
Performs regular performance reviews against goals and day to day work
Provides ongoing information to the team on strategic and work plans and how their work supports those.
Holds regular team and individual check-in meetings to ensure open and ongoing supports and communications
Works closely with other teams such as Human Resources and Digital Communications for resources to support the team.
Builds the capacity of staff and supports them to develop and transform ideas into grant proposals.
Supports the creation of a funding strategy based on identified needs and opportunities.
Oversees research on potential funding sources that align with our vision, programming, and community needs
Oversees the timely submission of grant proposals including partner and support letters, and budgets.
Research & Evaluation:
Works collaboratively with Managers and Directors in determining research priorities to direct the design and implementation of frameworks and in the evaluation of program impact using the Sustainable Livelihoods framework
Contributes to internal and external reporting including board and funders’ reports
Directs research needs regarding information related to: the labour market, demographics, program development, evaluation, and community assets and needs
Ensures research results, best practices and lessons learned are shared in a manner that is accessible and builds the knowledge and skills of LEF staff, community members and partners.
Ensures connections with other research bodies and directs team participation in research opportunities and sector-wide learning circles to strengthen, validate and advance LEF’s experiences and expertise.
Systems Design & Implementation:
Oversees the development and management of processes that facilitate the management and delivery of contracts as requested
Assists in designing and evaluating workflows and procedures.
Assists in the analysis of existing systems, organizational processes, and other relevant data for improvement purposes.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelors’ degree in a related field from an accredited College/University
3 to 5 years’ experience in program management from initiating new programs to oversight and evaluation with the ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
Prior people management experience required
Advanced English skills with a strong educational background in quality writing, editing, analytical and research skills are essential
Knowledge of public and government grant processes would be considered an asset
Highly detailed-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain accurate records
Ability to synthesize and analyse diverse information and data
Comfortable working on new, uncertain, and abstract projects where the requirements are sometimes unclear
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Works well under pressure and produces on deadlines with proven ability to manage time effectively
Strong understanding of the local community (Weston/Mount Dennis) and of community development issues
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, Outlook, various social media platforms and other relevant applications
Ability to work independently and as part of an inter-disciplinary team in a pro-active manner
Multi-cultural sensitivity and demonstrated success in working with adults of diverse cultural backgrounds, in a multi-cultural/multi-racial environment
Commitment to on-going professional growth and development
Adaptable to changing work hours and locations
Experience working and managing a team remotely would be an asset
Required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends as per organizational needs
Have a valid Vulnerable Sector Screen or willing to obtain one upon hire
Must be able to work from a home office with the flexibility to attend to LEF offices when required
Please note: We thank all applicants for applying, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
The Learning Enrichment Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to complying with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We also adhere to all Public Health and Ministry of Labour COVID policies. If you require accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Michelle Ilelaboye at .
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Contact Details Michelle Ilelaboye, Recruiting and Onboarding Specialist
The Learning Enrichment Foundation, 116 Industry St., Toronto, ON 4167690830
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